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Flames Of War D-Day Boot Camp: Friday

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Warren's Basing Tips

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All your base are belong to Warren!

Warren takes a moment from happily building up his Flames of War armies to share some of his tips on basing.

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hogmatix
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I just wanted to say how much I love your vlogs and the coverage for this release, it’s so nice to see people so enthusiastic about a game! Also it’s really making me want to get into tiny tanks myself! Although I’m very jealous of those boards, keep up the great work!

normandyfan
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Neat trick

Robert
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Bicarb and superglue is also great for gap filling on models. Used to use it to fill gaps when building white metal kits for the train set.

khy0te
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Yep, stuff the joint full of bicarb/baking soda, hit with superglue, then file/sand it smooth. πŸ™‚

Avernos
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hello, not seen you in a while, keeping well?

khy0te
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Trying to be well, had some life issues getting in the way of life and hobby for a few months now.

Avernos
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well hope you’re on the up and up and nice to see the golden apple reappear. Remember consult your pineal gland

Avernos
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when are you coming down to play Robert?

caledor2
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This is indeed a hot tip. I might use it.

Eric Garvue
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Another quick basing texture is to use a thick acrylic medium – the pumice gel type. Can be found in most art or craft stores with a artist’s paint section (here in the US, I use the Golden brand coarse pumice gel). You can mix any acrylic paint with the pumice gel medium and have instant textured dirt. It dries fast and rock hard, and a quick drybrush of a lighter color really sets it off. Never heard of the bicarb and superglue, will try that in the future.

Avernos
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I’m a fan of Vallejo’s pumice, black lava and Liquitex are also ace. Some of my infantry on the tables have it on the bases that you may see popping up in painted pics

chaingun
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Awesome idea, I might have to try πŸ‘

goatberger
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Thanks for the tip.

ghent99
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Old School BoW!

lawnor
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Baking soda? For a moment I thought he was basing with Hundred and Thousands. I wondered how that would work.

Robert
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The base would look like the top of a bun with some tiny fighting men on it πŸ™‚

lawnor
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I could see a game built around that idea…

Robert
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Bun Fight: The Miniatures Game!

lawnor
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I suppose I could already do this with Home Raiders, but who wants to get icing on their painted minis.

adamlee999
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I’d love to try this!

Dave
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Never tried that BiCarb trick, must do so at some point. I must admit I mostly use the Vallejo texture paints these days.

While
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Gogo @avernos you can finish a stand or two! πŸ˜‰

Avernos
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I did 6 then had to have a lie down πŸ˜‰

khy0te
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Uncle Atom of Tabletop Minions mentioned this trick years ago. Baking soda works fine, but Warren is correct, it is the bicarbonate of soda that reacts. I use this basing method all the time on 28mm models too, it makes for a nice sand/dirt/asphalt texture.

wargamer-painter Phil
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@warzan just you watch those superglue fumes its not like your Brut aftershave where you can splash it all over lol

brucelea
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Going to have to have a play with that.

buggeroff
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careful now…..

msenli
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Meh, not my type of base, but hey give you an A for effort πŸ˜‰

zorg
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good to see warzan getting in the spirit.

rokdok
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Fun day at work.

Elessar2590
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Great Basing method very interesting and great for 15mm

gobbo
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That is a pretty good tip.

tmon
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That is an interesting method of basing!!

lblunchboxlb
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Thanks for such a helpful basing tip @warzan! I’ve never heard of bicarbonate being used for basing before!

Chris B
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Great tip. Good to see you having so much fun.

civilcourage
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Ive been looking at options to base some 6mm stuff ive recently got into and this could be the answer. The fact that it sets immediatly is a nice bonus. Nice timing Warren.

Dan (@DarkDanegan)
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Hmm, will bicarb fill gaps in plastic models? Don’t have a lot of luck filing plastic so don’t want to risk it if it’ll muller the model!

Avernos
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yes it can be filed and sanded as well. try to apply the glue carefully to make life easier I squeeze glue to a piece of scrap then dip in a cocktail stick and use it to apply the glue to the model. It prevents you flooding the area

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